Meet our team: Jessica Clarke, Communications Officer

04 Sep 2020

In this blog series we look forward to introducing our team here at the CCT. We hope you will enjoy learning more about the scope and variety of the work that we do.

This week we spoke to Jessica Clarke our Communications Officer who first joined the CCT as a volunteer. Read more below about her varied role in the Communications Team, editing Pinnacle (our members magazine), and her favourite depictions of female saints in our churches. 

What is your role at CCT?

I'm Communications Officer at CCT,  one of three members of the Communications team. I'm usually based in the National office in London, but am currently home based not too far away in South West London. 

My role is quite varied and includes being the editor of our member's magazine Pinnacle, assisting with film hire enquiries, helping to look after CCT's digital image library, occasionally trying my hand at design work and supporting the Comms team with any PR and marketing projects. 

When did you start working for CCT?

I started as Communications Officer in May 2019. However, my time with CCT began in July 2018 when I volunteered with the Learning and Participation team as part of my MA in Museum Studies. What was supposed to be a two-month project working on Google Arts and Culture ended up growing into 8 months and I returned to work at CCT shortly after.

What is the first CCT church you visited?

Holy Trinity in Halstead, Essex. A lovely Victorian Church by Sir George Gilbert Scott, near my family home. I especially love the stained-glass window of Saint Hilda, Abbess of Whitby and the depiction of the ruined Whitby Abbey below.

What it you favourite detail found in a CCT church and where is it?

There's so many! I guess perhaps the Rood Screen at St Mary the Virgin in Wiggenhall, Norfolk. It's amazing how well the details of the mostly female saints depicted have survived since the 16th century. My favourite part has to be St Catherine, with a book in one hand and sword in the other. 

Stained glass at Holy Trinity, Halstead
Depiction of St Catherine at St Mary the Virgin, Wiggenhall